Featuring material from 'New'

Paul McCartney surprised fans by playing a short set in London's Covent Garden this afternoon (October 18th).

In a way, The Beatles invented the guerilla gig. Loading their equipment on the roof of the Apple building back in 1969, the Fab Four blasted through material from their as-yet un-released album 'Let It Be'.

In the run up to his latest album 'New', Paul McCartney has been re-visiting that ideal. Performing a number of surprise sets in the United States, the former Beatle flew into the UK to repeat the trick.

Hinting to fans that something was up, more than 2000 people descended on Covent Garden today (October 18th) to catch Paul McCartney in action.

Playing a small selection of tracks from 'New' the singer joked with the crowd throughout. "We're just going to do some songs from our new album" he said, "so get your phones out - as if they weren't already".

Later Paul McCartney said: "This is a change from the '60s because we would just have been coming in from the clubs right now".

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